OH State Board of Education to discuss homeschool rules…
The Ohio State Board of Education has their agenda listed at the OSBE website and it states that they will be discussing Rules 3301-34-01 and -04. It has been explained that they are looking to address two particular sections because there are citations within those that are outdated that need updating.
These would be:
From section 3301-34-01:
(A) “Certified teacher” means a person who holds a valid Ohio teaching certificate, excluding the certificate issued under section 3301.071 of the Revised Code.
As I understand it, the law regarding certified teachers has been changed, so they must update this to match the change.
From section 3301-34-04
(1) Results of a nationally normed, standardized achievement test which meets the requirements set forth in rule 3301-12-02 of the Administrative Code.
3301-12-02 of the O.A.C. was eliminated when public school testing rules changed. If you visit the O.A.C and read the present section 3301-12-02 of the O.A.C., you will see that it refers to superintendent issues and no longer has anything to do with testing.
If you click on this link, you will be taken to the Ohio SBE website. Once you are there, you can find the agenda within their Sept. 8th date, by clicking on Time Schedule. This will open up as a PDF. If you don’t have the free Adobe Software to open PDFs, you can download the free Adobe Reader here.
Here is the section of the meeting that pertains to us:
Achievement Committee Meeting – Delaware Room
• To discuss Rules 3301-34-01 and -04, Home Education Rules
• To hear an update from the International Education Advisory Committee
Mike Cochran and Ann Womer Benjamin
Virgil Brown, Jr., Colleen Grady, Heather Heslop Licata, Eric Okerson, Steve Millett and Emerson RossLead Staff:
Curriculum and Assessment
Stan Heffner, Associate Superintendent, Center for Curriculum and Assessment
Diana Branham, Kim Murnieks and Donna Nesbitt
I also learned that my public records request is on its way. There were 8,000+ comments, some of them from homeschoolers and some from districts.
I will offer a report here after I receive my public records request and after attending the meeting.